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Archive for January 6, 2014

New Year’s Resolution: More Fine Arts

Long shot of the gallery space containing "Virginio Ferrari: Continuing Experience"

Usually, people begin with a baseline assessment; typically it’s something like: “I haven’t touched the accordion in six months,” or “I smoke two packs a day.” WFMT’s arts coverage is actually pretty strong. We have sixteen live broadcasts lined up for January, and a lot of partnerships with local music. How do we expand our arts coverage in ways that will be meaningful to our listeners?

The Other Barber of Seville

Will Liverman and David Govertsen

[Monday at 6:00 PM]

In September of 1782, Giovanni Paisiello dedicated his new opera to Catherine the Great: The Barber of Seville, based on the second of Beaumarchais’ trilogy on the adventures of the servant Figaro. Two years before, the empress had been delighted by Beaumarchais’ play; Paisiello thought it a shrewd gesture to